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Old 02-16-2013, 08:32 AM   #1
pramono
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broadcom bcm4313 can't connect to ESSID


hi slacker,

i have a problem with broadcom bcm4313 on my slackware 14.0, broadcom can scan for wifi network but not connect to ESSID, i've tried some of them recomendation,

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...urrent-945345/

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...urrent-945345/

and

http://www.mindwerks.net/2012/06/wir...nd-3-5-kernel/

at some recomendation above need to patch driver broadcom, but i can't the patch and error,

Quote:
root@pramono:/home/indra/src# patch -p0 /home/indra/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c < /home/indra/switch_to.patch && patch -p0 /home/indra/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c < /home/indra/bc_wl_abiupdate.patch
patching file /home/indra/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c
patching file /home/indra/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c
Hunk #1 succeeded at 388 (offset 56 lines)
Quote:
root@pramono:/home/indra# make && make install
KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-3.2.29'
Wireless Extension is the only possible API for this kernel version
Using Wireless Extension API
LD /home/indra/built-in.o
CC [M] /home/indra/src/shared/linux_osl.o
CC [M] /home/indra/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o
/home/indra/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c:43:27: fatal error: asm/switch_to.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make[2]: *** [/home/indra/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [_module_/home/indra] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-3.2.29'
make: *** [all] Error 2
any body help me ? please i was almost frustated. hehe

*sorry if my english is bad*
 
Old 02-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome here.

Well, first double-check your chipset version with
Code:
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4:
Output should be device ID 0x4727.

Instead of patching your kernel I'd suggest you upgrade to 3.7.1 Just steal Salckware-current's config file for you arch here: http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackwa...rent/source/k/ along with the source.

Other than that, helpful information can be found here, there.

Furthermore, as brcmsmac/brcmfmac kernel drivers are included in kernels 3.2.29 shipped with Slackware 14 (but not in kernels 2.6.37 shipped with Slackware 13.37) you should be able to use your kernel unmodified, IOW an upgrade is probably not even necessary.

I suspect that the problems comes from the way you configured your network instead. Did you choose NetworkManager when asked by 'netconfig'?

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 02-17-2013 at 06:12 PM.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 06:54 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Didier Spaier View Post
Hi, welcome here.

Well, first double-check your chipset version with
Code:
lspci -vnn | grep 14e4:
Output should be device ID 0x4727.

Instead of patching your kernel I'd suggest you upgrade to 3.7.1 Just steal Salckware-current's config file for you arch here: http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackwa...rent/source/k/ along with the source.

Other than that, helpful information can be found here, there.

Furthermore, as brcmsmac/brcmfmac kernel drivers are included in kernels 3.2.29 shipped with Slackware 14 (but not in kernels 2.6.37 shipped with Slackware 13.37) you should be able to use your kernel unmodified, IOW an upgrade is probably not even necessary.

I suspect that the problems comes from the way you configured your network instead. Did you choose NetworkManager when asked by 'netconfig'?
thank you Didier Spaier, im verry happy now, my wifi can connect to ESSID. i upgrade the kernel become 3.7.1 and patch the broadcom-sta.
 
  


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